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Commercial Project Engineer

Company: CSM Group
Location: Allegan
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:


The Project Engineer (PE) provides project management and administrative support on one (or more) projects. The PE performs daily and/or weekly site inspections for safety and quality purposes and writes required daily and/or weekly reports based on inspections. - They will assist in scope writing, bid solicitations, pre- construction meetings walkthroughs, and post bid interviews. - The Project Engineer compiles and distributes progress meeting agendas and minutes. - The PE receives, reviews and distributes submittals, shop drawings, and keeps accurate and updated construction documents. - This position assists Project Managers and Construction Manager in collecting and organizing pricing for CCD's. -

This position reports to assigned Senior Project Manager. This is a full time FLSA exempt position. - This position requires 40 work hours per week with the ability to work more if required. - This position requires daily travel to one or more jobsites. -


  • Pre-Construction Activities

    • Understand customer specific requirements and assist in preparing pre-construction analysis during project Design & Development.
    • Develops scope specification documents and organizes all related files for future work use including design elements and implementation procedures.
    • Creates and updates project schedules, phasing plans, and site logistics.
    • Creates and monitors project submittal logs.
    • Responsible for review, input, and distribution of bidder's requests for information (BRFI's).
    • Solicit proposals/bids from subcontractors and vendors for outsourced projects.
    • Conducts pre-bid walkthroughs.

    • Construction Activities

      • Attend project meetings; track project progress and provide weekly status updates.
      • Coordinate work with customers and subcontractors; provide oversight and direction.
      • Prepares building permit applications and submits to municipality (if applicable).
      • Reviews and inputs all contractor submittal documents sent to architect and returns the reviewed documents to trade contractor before beginning work on site.
      • Reviews shop drawings and sends to architect and returns to trade contractor upon review.
      • Keeps track of work hours, materials, equipment, and work progress through daily progress reports.
      • Compiles the Project Manager's weekly reports in project management software.
      • Reviews and inputs RFI's send to architect for review and return to trade contractor upon review.
      • Compiles and submits CCDs as required.
      • Participates in progress meetings by preparing meeting agendas and minutes.
      • Attends owner progress meetings.
      • Keeps updated red line drawing set and project documentation.

      • Safety Inspections

        • Ensures site safety through review of procedure documents such as Safe Plans of Action (SPA).
        • Addresses critical safety concerns arising in the work field.
        • Issues hot work permits and checking hot work task areas for possible flammables and other altercations.
        • Performs safety observation reports (SORs), hygienic construction site reviews, safety inspection checklists.
        • Performs tool and equipment inspection checks.
        • Ensures abidance to owner safety rules and regulations.
        • Schedules and coordinates reoccurring safety meetings.
        • Determines and implements a corrective action plan when necessary

        • Quality Inspections

          • Performs hygienic construction site reviews.
          • Administers product quality inspections and addressing areas of concern.
          • Performs material equipment and craftsmanship inspections.
          • Ensures abidance to owner requirements.
          • Addresses owner's concerns and implement corrective solution.

          • Post Construction Activities

            • Attends post bid interviews.
            • Compiles all required inspections for building occupancy.
            • Compiles required project closeout documentation.
            • Creates, distributes, and completes project punch list with owner, architect and trades.
            • Schedules and tracks owner training.
            • Manages warranty items


              • Bachelor's degree in construction management, Project Management or Engineering; or years of equivalent experience.
              • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products (outlook, word, excel, MS Project, power point etc.)
              • Must be familiar with estimating concepts and ability to interpret drawings and specifications.
              • Attention to detail and problem-solving ability.
              • Self-motivated team player with mechanical aptitude.
              • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to clearly articulate ideas both verbally and in written communication.
              • Demonstrate ability to be productive, positive, and proactive in a fast-paced work environment.
              • Ability to see the overall requirements of client satisfaction without losing sight of details.


                • CSM Group offers competitive wages and benefits, including:
                • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
                • Generous Vacation Time & Paid US Holidays
                • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
                • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
                • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
                • Paternity Leave Policy
                • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
                • Term Life and AD&D Insurance

                  Physical Demands - Jobsite

                  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                  While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to, drive to and from the jobsite, sit, talk and/or hear. -A major portion of the employee's major tasks performed requires extensive walking around the jobsite. - -The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle tools and for fine motor coordination such as computer work. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. The employee must also occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision and color vision.

                  Work Environment - Jobsite

                  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently inspect the project and may be exposed to ongoing construction and various weather conditions. Work environment involves moderate risks which may require safety precautions. The noise level in the work environment may range from quiet to loud. The proper use of Personnel Protective Equipment may be required on the jobsite.

                  This Position Description reflects the position's essential functions and does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. -

                  CSM Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for employment will receive equal opportunity consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, height, weight, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, qualified veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: CSM Group, Kalamazoo , Commercial Project Engineer, Engineering , Allegan, Michigan

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